1 Reply Latest reply on May 27, 2008 3:11 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Help me understand  instance variable scope of classes linked to MovieClips onstage.

    p0ndus Level 1
      If I create a Symbol called MyMovieClip and add a TextField to it called my_txt,and link it using by checking "Export for Actionscript" to my class called MyMovieClip.

      When I try to access the my_txt object from inside the class with say trace(this.my_txt) in the constructor, I keep getting the error "There is no property with the name my_txt". But in the constructor I can reference the same element using _level0.myMovieClipInstance.my_txt.

      How useful is this linking if you can't access stuff inside the MovieClip? Hope you can help me understand what I'm missing.